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70 7 10
Total Votes: 51
Release Date 11 December, 1998
Budget ₹6 crores
Box Office India ₹6 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹10 crores
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This story revolves around the today’s youth and their aspirations. Malhar wants to become an actor but he lacks confidence. His father is not supportive and even gets physical with him in front of neighbors. He meets a girl named Apoorva and falls in love with her. Apoorva loves Inspector Nihal Joshi. Frustrated with his life and unable to receive encouragement and love from anyone, he turns into a criminal. What course will his life take?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.52 crores
Saturday₹0.42 crores
Sunday₹0.51 crores
First Weekend₹1.45 crores
Monday₹0.42 crores
Tuesday₹0.38 crores
First Week₹2.50 crores
Second Week₹1.15 crores
Third Week₹0.63 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹6 crores
Worldwide Gross₹10 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹51.72 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹86.2 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Wajood movie arrived at the box office with a decent opening and collected on similar grounds in the coming days. It was expected to perform better but it could not receive the supposed response in the theatres. The film earned Rs. 2.50 crores in its first week but witnessed a big fall of over 50% in the second week. It continued to earn below average in the third week and ended its lifetime run in the theatres with a "below average" status.

Full Cast & Characters

Nana PatekarMalhar Gopaldas Agnihotri / Col. Rathi
Madhuri DixitApurvi Choudhury
Mukul DevNihal Joshi
Nihal JoshiShalini / Sofia / Amina Twins Triple Role
Johnny LeverInspector Rahim Khan
Dr. Hemu AdhikariGopaldas Raghavdas Agnihotri, Malhar's father
Suhas JoshiMrs. Abhijeet Joshi
JagdeepBagh Singh
KunikaMrs. Chawla
Sanjay MishraKanchan (camera operator)
Parikshit SahniAbhijeet Joshi, Nihal's father in a special role
Tej SapruApoorva's boss
Shivaji SathamPolice Commissioner of Mumbai
Rajiv VermaMr. Choudhury, Apoorva's father
Gulzar(presenting award) in a guest role

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Initially, the role of Mukul Dev was decided for Anil Kapoor but the latter could not do it.
  • Manisha Koirala was earlier signed for the film but later Madhuri Dixit grabbed her place.
  • The character name of Nana Patekar, Malhar, is the name of his real-life son.
  • Chandrachur Singh was selected for Mukul Dev's role after Anil Kapoor's refusal. But even things didn't work with him.
  • It was the last big film of the director N. Chandra. He also joined as co-writer for the film.

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